Ryan Lovelace x Chris Leaman - Gallery
Photographer Chris Leaman has been working on a series of photographs featuring East Coast shapers (check out the first installment with shaper Rick Malwitz). However, Santa Barbara's Ryan Lovelace was recently out his way and Chris was lucky enough to catch up with him to add a little west coast influence to his series. "Ryan was in town on a shaping extravaganza, shaping 15+ boards in like 4 days for Glide, of Normandy Beach, NJ. Ryan was really fun to shoot with, as his shaping process is really fast and hectic, but also has an organic fluidity about it. He rarely stops to measure, so you see the board appear out of the blank extremely quick."